Dressing The Part

Now that it’s October, all bets are off! Bring on the pumpkins, hot apple cider, pecan pies, sunflowers, and pretty Fall dresses… I’m 1000% ready! Even though the weather hasn’t quite made a change here in Florida the excitement around the pending humidity lift is palpable! It’s all anyone can talk about. One slight breeze and we all stop in our tracks and ask, “did you feel that?! Fall is coming!”  It’s honestly a bit comical!

Transitional dressing can be tricky when the calendar says “FALL” but the weather is still screaming “Summer”.  It’s hard to know what to do, but my solution is always a dress! Dresses are the perfect transitional piece.  You can wear them with bare legs and as soon as the temperatures start to dip you can bring out the tights, the trench coats, and the scarves.

In my opinion, finding a few quality Fall dresses is SO worth the investment. You’ll be able to stretch them through winter, yet start enjoying them today.  It’s never fun to buy something really pretty, only to have to file it away until the weather cooperates.

Gal Meets Glam Dress c/o // ASOS bag (similar here) // Larson & Jennings Watch // Talbots Earrings c/o // Nine West Shoes (similar here) // Elizabeth Arden Lipstick “Wild Berry”


Blanche Bow Dress


Tort Stud Earrings

*On sale for $18!!!


Top Handle Bag

*Only $45!

shop (similar here)

Pointy Toe Pump

*Under $100!!



Some of my favorite Fall dresses of the season are from the Gal Meets Glam Collection. The dress I’m wearing in this post just is one of them. I have a few other GMG dresses (see here and here) and every time a new one comes in I am blown away by the quality of the fabric and fit. You know when you find a brand that just “fits” you? Even before you zip it up, you know… Well, GMG has been that for me lately! If you haven’t given them a twirl yet, you really should this Fall.


3 Styled Looks From the GMG Collection

Below are three more top picks from the latest collection. They are the perfect pieces for your transition from “warm Fall” to “chilly Fall”. I’ve styled each one here for three different occasions. Each of these dresses is under $200 and, actually, so are all of the accessories.


The Nine-to-five:

Celeste Dress


Leopard Skinny Belt

*under $40!!


The Harper Mini Satchel


Cap-Toe Block Heels

*On sale for $53!!!


The Day Date:

Cindy Dot Dress


Lipstick “Spice Rose”

*my go-to everyday color!


Crossbody Circle Bag

* under $40!!


Knee-High Boots


The Cocktail Party:

Addison Wrap Dress


Scallop Hoop Earrings

*Under $50!


Slip Pocket Satchel

*Only $45!


Ivy Green Pumps


I hope you love all three looks.  You’ll have to let me know which one is your favorite! For me, besides the one I’m wearing, I’ve also got my eye on this one as well… Oh, and these shoes might just be the perfect compliment! 


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  1. I had that exact reaction when I was outside my house the other day and felt a slight breeze! Haha. Also, the Celeste dress is so pretty.

    briana | youngsophisticate.com

    • OMG, right?! It’s so funny!
      And I know… I’m thinking I’m going to have to scoop it up today! SO. PRETTY.

      xo – AB

  2. You just look beautiful in everything!! Loved every outfit. I was in GAP last night after work (me de-stressing). Did I see the circle cross-body bag? no. I did buy a great red/blue plaid pheasant shirt but missed the bag! I will use this as an excuse to do some on-line shopping at lunch and get one (or two, maybe the red). 🙂

    • Patricia!
      You are the sweetest! I’m so glad you love the looks!

      And oh my gosh, you are so funny! Online shopping it is!

      xoxo – AB

  3. You look absolutely gorgeous as always! Amazing picks too! ❤
    P.S.: Sorry for not commenting on your previous posts, I got sick and couldn’t check out my favorite blogs!

    Jessica | whattostyle.blogspot.com |
    Instagram @ what_to_style

    • Thanks, girl! And OMG, I hope you are feeling better! I hate that you were under the weather! Sending hugs your way! xo- AB

    • Michelle! Thanks, girl, you are so sweet! IF you haven’t tried Gal Meets Glam, put it on your wish list! So many beautiful things 🙂

    • Thanks, Allie and I TOTALLY agree! It’s crazy how beautiful they are, and I’m loving the price point! xx – AB

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